In March of 2013, I filed for Divorce in Los Angeles County. My Spouse filed a response, then we got together to hash things out and filed an amended petition with what we both discussed and agreed to. A month later, she filed a response to the amended petition and at the same time filed proof of service. I was never served and I have no clue what is in that response. She has disappeared with her boyfriend and I have not been able to locate her since. I now live in Washington State, so I am unable to locally look for her, but even her kids have no clue where she is and haven't heard from her in a year. looking at the filing scenarios on the LA County court website, it doesn't show any way to file to complete this without her signing an agreement. If I choose to file the final papers as default, then that is agreeing to what is in the response she filed without any knowledge of what is in it... That I am unwilling to do.
I have tried to get a hold of the assistance people that helped us write up the amended petition, but they are not available by phone, only in person. I have absolutely no money for an attorney so need to try and do this myself... Do I just file a new amended petition then request default?